Coleslaw can be a healthy indulgence. It’s plant-based, but usually tossed generously with mayonnaise. This healthy vegan coleslaw salad offers flavor with a more nutritious spin. It’s made with hemp oil or flax oil, which are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, is mayo-free, and loaded with vegetables. We love the crunch of this salad, and the savory-sweet contrast from the maple vinaigrette and raisins.
But don’t be afraid to mix up the recipe as needed. Not a raisin fan? Omit them. No hemp oil on hand? Use your favorite oil for salad dressing. Out of bell peppers? Add more carrots! It’s a very flexible recipe that can be adapted to whatever vegetables and seasonings you have on hand.
This recipe was shared with us by Manitoba Harvest in 2010.
Special Diet Notes: Healthy Vegan Coleslaw Salad
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- ¼ cup hemp seed oil (can sub flax oil or other nutritive oil)
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 cups shredded purple cabbage, green cabbage, or a mixture of both
- ½ cup chopped bell peppers (green, yellow, or red)
- ⅓ cup shelled hemp seeds (optional)
- ¼ cup golden raisins
- ¼ cup chopped green onions
- ½ carrot, peeled and julienned with vegetable peeler
- Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, and maple syrup.
- In a large salad bowl, toss together the cabbage, bell peppers, hemp seeds (if using), raisins, green onions, and carrot.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Garnish with parsley, if desired.